OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT AND MINISTRY OF STATE FOR YOUTH AFFAIRS

STRATEGIC PLAN 2007 - 2012

MARCH, 2007

Ministry of State for Youth Affairs- Strategic Plan 2007-2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS
FROM THE DESK OF THE MINISTER ............................................................................ 3 PREFACE ................................................................................................................................ 4 ACRONYMS ........................................................................................................................... 5 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ..................................................................................................... 7 CHAPTER 1 ............................................................................................................................ 9 1.0 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................... 9 1.1 Background .......................................................................................................... 9 1.2 How the Strategy was developed ....................................................................... 10 CHAPTER 2 .......................................................................................................................... 11 2.0 INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW ................................................................................. 11 2.1 Background ....................................................................................................... 11 2.2 Mandate ............................................................................................................ 11 2.3 Vision Statement ................................................................................................ 11 2.4 Mission Statement .............................................................................................. 11 2.5 Core functions.................................................................................................... 11 2.6 Policy Priorities ................................................................................................. 12 2.7 Core values ........................................................................................................ 12 CHAPTER 3 .......................................................................................................................... 13 3.0 SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS ................................................................................ 13 3.1 ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS................................................................................. 13 3.1.1 Globalization ..................................................................................................... 13 3.1.2 Social Environment............................................................................................ 13 3.1.3 Economic Environment...................................................................................... 14 3.1.4 Political Environment ........................................................................................ 14 3.1.5 Technological Environment ............................................................................... 15 3.1.6 Natural Environment ......................................................................................... 15 3.2 STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS .............................................................................. 15 3.3 CHALLENGES FACING KENYAN YOUTHS ................................................... 16 3.3.1 Employment creation ......................................................................................... 16 3.3.2 Empowerment and Participation ....................................................................... 16 3.3.3 Health ................................................................................................................ 16 3.3.4 Education and training ...................................................................................... 17 3.3.5 Crime and Drugs ............................................................................................... 17 3.3.6 Leisure, recreation, and community service ...................................................... 18 3.3.7 Youth and Environment ..................................................................................... 18 3.3.8 Information and Communication Technology ................................................... 18 3.3.9 Youth with Special Needs................................................................................... 19 3.3.10 Access to Financial Resources ...................................................................... 19 3.4 SWOT ANALYSIS ................................................................................................ 20 3.5 STRATEGIC THEMES ......................................................................................... 21 3.5.1 Youth and Employment ...................................................................................... 21 3.5.2 Youth Empowerment and Participation............................................................. 21 3.5.3 Youth, Education and Training.......................................................................... 21 3.5.4 Youth and Information Communication Technology ......................................... 22 3.5.5 Youth and Health ............................................................................................... 22 3.5.6 Youth, Crime and drugs ..................................................................................... 22

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3.5.7 Youth and Environment ..................................................................................... 23 3.5.8 Youth, Leisure, recreation, and community service........................................... 23 3.6 MAINSTREAMING YOUTH ISSUES .......................................................................... 23 3.7 GENDER MAINSTREAMING..................................................................................... 24 3.8 MINISTERIAL ORGANIZATION ....................................................................... 24 3.8.1 Department of Youth Development.................................................................... 24 3.8.2 Department of Youth Training ........................................................................... 24 3.8.3 National Youth Service ...................................................................................... 24 3.8.4 General Administration and Planning............................................................... 25 CHAPTER 4 .......................................................................................................................... 26 4.0 STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES ................................................. 26 4.1 Employment ....................................................................................................... 26 4.2 Empowerment and Participation ....................................................................... 28 4.3 Education and Training ..................................................................................... 32 4.4 Information Communication Technology .......................................................... 35 4.5 Health ................................................................................................................ 36 4.6 Crime and Drugs ............................................................................................... 39 4.7 Environment....................................................................................................... 41 4.8 Leisure, Recreation and Community Service ..................................................... 42 CHAPTER 5 .......................................................................................................................... 44 5.0 RESOURCE MOBILIZATION ............................................................................. 44 5.1 Resource Requirements and Mobilization ......................................................... 44 5.2 GoK Funding ..................................................................................................... 47 5.3 Development Partners ....................................................................................... 48 5.4 The Private Sector ............................................................................................. 48 CHAPTER 6 .......................................................................................................................... 49 6.0 MONITORING AND EVALUATION .................................................................. 49 6.1 Ministry Level .................................................................................................... 49 6.2.1 Departmental level............................................................................................. 49 APPENDIX 1 – IMPLEMENTATION MATRIX.............................................................. 51 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Youth and Employment ...................................................................................... 51 Youth Empowerment and Participation............................................................. 53 Youth Education and Training........................................................................... 58 Youth and Information ....................................................................................... 62 Youth and Health ............................................................................................... 63 Youth Crime and Drugs ..................................................................................... 65 Youth and Environment ..................................................................................... 67 Youth Leisure, Recreation and Community Service .......................................... 69

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the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs remains committed to the full realization of the objectives of this Strategic Plan. so that they can make right choices in life. It is to be noted that this Strategic Plan builds on the national aspirations already stipulated in the Economic Recovery Strategy for Wealth and Employment Creation (2003-2007). I believe that the plan that we have prepared will be implemented. (Dr. This Strategic Plan outlines the issues. Hon. Our overall goal therefore is to empower the youth of this country. become aware of the implications of those choices. Crime and Drugs. Youth and Environment.) Mohammed Abdi Kuti. The Strategic Plan further outlines the objectives and strategies that my Ministry will pursue to enable the youth of this country fully participate and hence contribute to the achievement of vision 2030. Youth. Youth Education and Training. The sub sector has strong linkages with other sectors of the economy and contributes towards the employment and wealth creation targets of the country. These issues are Youth and Employment. make informed decisions freely.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Recreation and Community Service. I undertake to provide periodical briefings and feedback to the Kenyan public. Youth Empowerment and Participation. EGH. This will enable Kenya to become globally competitive and an emerging economy. With the assured commitment of the entire staff of the Ministry.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 FROM THE DESK OF THE MINISTER The Youth sub-sector belongs to the general economic services sector of the Kenyan economy. Youth. In a rapidly changing global environment and social systems. concerns and challenges affecting the youth. take action based on those decisions and accept responsibility for the consequences of those actions. Under my watch. Youth and Information Communication Technology. Indeed. the youth are an integral stakeholder in the development process. Leisure. MP Minister of State for Youth Affairs 3 . Youth and Health.

it is our anticipation that just as the Ministry engaged key stakeholders in the preparatory process of this Strategic Plan. policy priorities. undoubtedly the most acute is the inability to access employment – the lack of opportunities to earn a decent and honest living. The issue of creating employment opportunities for the youth (formal. In fact. the Implementation Matrix becomes a critical component of the Plan. and resource requirements that will be required between 2007 and 2012. This Strategic Plan offers a coherent. Towards this end. our collective undertaking as a Ministry is to re-dedicate ourselves to the important task of successfully implementing this Strategic Plan. Similarly the Ministry has been able to fully appreciate some of the underlying challenges facing the youth. CBS. and into a general state of hopelessness and despair. focus and commitment as has been directed at HIV/AIDS. and all identified activities will be translated into the day-today assignments of the Ministry and its departments. Indeed. Kinuthia N. strategic objectives. we have recognized the Ministry’s strengths.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. weaknesses. skills training and gainful employment is seen as imperative for national development and the realization of the Millennium Development Goals in Kenya by 2015. In developing this Strategic Plan.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 PREFACE This Strategic Plan articulates the strategic vision and mandate of the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs until the year 2012. an investment in building the capacity of Kenyan youth by targeted interventions and in addressing their specific needs in terms of education. There is need for a “Marshal” plan as was used to re-settle landless people after independence. It articulates the shared Vision. ambitious but realizable road map to address this and other challenges facing young people Finally. Mission and core functions. informal and self employment) needs therefore to be addressed urgently and with the kind of resources. opportunities and threats. It is this that drives young people into crime and drugs. Murugu. HSC Permanent Secretary Ministry of State for Youth Affairs 4 . it will continue to solicit the full engagement of all relevant stakeholders as we move on to actualize the strategies and activities outlined in this document. Whilst many challenges face young people. The Ministry will continuously review its operational processes to facilitate the smooth implementation of this Strategic Plan. We are confident that implementing this plan will address in a holistic manner the entire spectrum of youth development.

Ministry of State for Youth Affairs.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 ACRONYMS AIDS ARV CBO CDF COTU CYP DD DDC DFID FBO FIs FKE GOK HIV HQ HR ICT IEC ILO JICA KEFRI KNAYRC MDGs MOYA MTEF NACC NCCK NEMA NYC NYP NYS PAS PS PTAs Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome Antiretroviral Community Based Organization Constituency Development Fund Central Organization of Trade Unions Community Youth Polytechnics Development Department District Development Committee Department for International Development Faith Based Organization Financial Institutions Federation of Kenyan Employers Government of Kenya Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus Headquarters Human Resource Information Communication and Technology Information Education and Communication International Labour Organization Japan International Cooperation Kenya Forest Research Institute Kenya National Association of Youth Resource Centres Millennium Development Goals Ministry of State for Youth Affairs Medium Term Expenditure Framework National Aids Control Council National Council of Churches of Kenya National Environmental Management Authority National Youth Council National Youth Policy National Youth Service Performance Appraisal System Permanent Secretary Parents Teachers Associations 5 .

Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Weaknesses.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 STD SWOT UN UNDP UNEP UNFPA UNICEF VCT VSO WPAY YSO YPs YEDF Sexually Transmitted Diseases Strength. Opportunities and Threats United Nations United Nations Development Programme United Nations Environmental Programme United Nations Fund for Population Assistance United Nations Children’s Fund Voluntary Counseling and Testing Volunteer Service Organization World Programme of Action for Youth Youth Serving Organizations Youth Polytechnics Youth Development Enterprise Fund 6 .

The goal of the Ministry is to help develop a country where young people grow up knowing that they have opportunities and can make positive contribution to society. Developing youth resource centers. Chapter 1 provides background information about the youth in Kenya. Chapter 2 gives an institutional review detailing the mandate. Youth Resource Centres. The current mandate of the Ministry is derived from Presidential Circular No. the Ministry is responsible for the National Youth Policy. According to the Circular. Youth issues are multifaceted and this calls for coherent and comprehensive Strategic Planning by the Ministry.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. the Ministry is currently organized into three core departments namely: Department of Youth Development Department of Youth Training National Youth Service The departments are supported by General Administration and Planning. Youth Polytechnics and the Youth Enterprise Development Fund. The term “Youth” is used to describe young women and men aged 15 to 30 years. vision and strategic goals and objectives as well as the strategies that the Ministry intends to follow in the next five years. coordinating. Chapter 6 presents the motoring and evaluation processes. vision. 1/2007 on Organization of the Government of the Republic of Kenya. sets out the road map that will direct the future course of the Ministry. specific activities and outputs to be pursued during the implementation period. In order to execute its mandate and core functions. core functions. economic. Facilitating youth participation in the development processes. The Strategic Plan is presented in six chapters. are addressed in Chapter 4 while Chapter 5 focuses on the resources required as well as the its mobilization. Youth Development. moving between childhood and adulthood. opportunities and threats (SWOT). implementing. social. policy priorities and core values. It also details the key stakeholders. The core functions include: Formulating. Advocating and promoting youth led initiatives. The chapter further elaborates the eight strategic themes to be addressed and the ministerial organization. and Facilitating leadership. political. challenges facing the youth and provides an analysis of the Ministry’s strengths. mission.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Strategic Plan (2007-2012) is a positive step by the Ministry of Youth Affairs (MOYA) in addressing the many underlying challenges facing the youth in Kenya. entrepreneurship and life skills training. National Youth Service. reviewing and monitoring youth development policies. Strategic objectives. weaknesses. It articulates the mission. 7 . This Strategic Plan therefore. Coordinating and monitoring youth led initiatives. Chapter 3 presents a situational analysis of the prevailing global. technological and natural environment.

The M&E will provide the review and control element necessary for the achievement of strategic objectives.7 billion over the period. Youth. It emerges that close to Kshs. 8 . Youth. 49. Crime and Drugs. 61.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 The Ministry has also developed eight thematic areas to guide its effort towards the achievement of its mission and vision. Youth and Environment.7 billion that will have to be raised through other sources including fundraising from development partners. To ensure value for money. Education and Training. Leisure. Youth Empowerment and Participation.4 billion is required. This gives rise to a deficit of approximately Kshs. 111. projects and programmes over the plan period.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Recreation and Community Service. the Ministry will put in place an effective Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System to monitor and evaluate the implementation progress of all its projects and programs. Youth and Health. In each of the eight areas. Youth and Information Communication Technology. The strategic themes include: Youth and Employment. The Gok budgetary provisions have been projected at Kshs. projects and programmes. Estimates of the resources required to implement the Plan have been provided after costing activities. Resource mobilization is critical to the implementation of the Strategic Plan. and Youth. the Ministry will be implementing a number of activities. An implementation matrix has also been developed to assist in tracking the progress.

714 62.564 288.149 1. 1999 9 . The patterns of distribution of Kenya’s youth closely follow those of the national population.045 Western 401.165 % Female 50.730 208. Young people – using the term to include those between 15 and 30 years of age – number 10. Table 1. with majority of young people living in the Rift Valley.260 2005** Male 2.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. which is Kenya’s largest and most densely populated province.003 679.566 338. most of them have not been absorbed in the job market.504 1.1 provides the population distribution among age groups of the youth.077 2.248.885 Sources: *Central Bureau of Statistics Census.2 percent.568 North Eastern 125.095 Female 1.143 1. 1999 **UN Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs A further breakdown of Kenya’s population by province is shown in Table 1. This economic environment inevitably had a destructive impact on the social fabric of the country.130.8million or about 32 percent of the 2005 population projection.1 INTRODUCTION Background Young people in Kenya today live in complex and challenging times. Table 1.434 Female 2.2.034 299.721 1.493 1. Table 1.878 312. developments in more recent years have given grounds for optimism.9 50.2: Regional Distribution of Kenya’s Youth by Province.682 1.169 Central 445.403 2.292 3. However due to high levels of unemployment. The lowest concentration of young people is found in North Eastern Province.505 Source: Central Bureau of Statistics Census. Kenya’s economy was at its lowest point since independence.033. One such development has been the creation of a Ministry of State for Youth Affairs.569 853.971 401. Despite this gloomy picture however. The political and social turmoil of the 1990s left scars that today are being borne disproportionately by young people.211 898.355 82.227 Coast 275.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 CHAPTER 1 1. in 1999 and 2005 (Population in thousands) 1999* Age 15-19 20-24 25-29 Male 1.578 Rift Valley 811.866 1.965 542.755 270.108 222.1 51.451 % Female 49.891 371.458 1.833 2.302.720 1.683 Eastern 571.0 1.220 758.473 409. Seventy-five percent of Kenya’s population is under 30 years of age.850 1.3 Total 4. By 2000.114 290.329 1.6 53.5 Total 3.375 321. with 56 percent of the population living in poverty and a negative growth rate of 0. 1999 Age 15-19 20-24 25-29 Total Nairobi 215. an arid area and Kenya’s least populated province.355 261. 57% are female and they form about 60% of the total active labour force in the country.824 Nyanza 556.2 50. Of these.1: Kenya’s Youth Population by Age and Sex.716 2.

Despite efforts over the last decade to create an entrepreneurial culture. Government Ministries.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. and the Poverty Eradication Plan 1999-2015. the impression is that selfemployment is the second or third choice for those who cannot find wage employment. other information suggests that young people still regard the formal sector as their main employment option.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Existing data further shows that young people engaged in entrepreneurship are setting up informal micro-enterprises as an alternative to formal employment and as a way to achieve their independence. They should feel good about who they are and what they can offer. there are a number of challenges faced while implementing youth policies.2 How the Strategy was developed This Strategic Plan was developed by the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs in close consultation with the youth and agencies working with young people and other stakeholders. The manner in which we address youth related issues is too important to be left to chance. among others. youth organizations and international agencies that have their own individual youth programmes and policies which are not harmonized. However. To address youth problems and more specifically unemployment and empowerment. Despite the above. Low economic growth rate. Development Plan 1997-2001. An education system in the country that produces graduates who are neither properly equipped for entry to the job market nor possess the necessary life skills. Existing structures within public and private sectors and the prevailing attitudes that do not provide an enabling environment for the youth to participate in decision-making. These include: • • • • • • High population growth rate among the youth which exerts pressure on available resources. 10 . planning and implementation processes. The youth should be facilitated to know that they can influence their own lives through choices they make and skills they possess. A healthy and vibrant youth population is a valuable asset to our nation for both what it offers now and in the future. efforts have been made by the Government to initiate youth development programmes through policy documents such as: Sessional Paper Number 4 of 2005. 1. This Strategic Plan for the Ministry of Youth Affairs (MOYA) was prepared to help develop a country where young people grow up knowing that they have opportunities and can make positive contribution to society. This leads to duplication of efforts and limited impact Lack of adequate resources to run youth programmes. Sessional Paper Number 2 of 1992 on Small Scale and Jua Kali Enterprises.

Ministry of State for Youth Affairs.0 2. Facilitating youth participation in the development processes. They have been derived from the Ministry’s mandate and mission. Develop youth resource centers. socioeconomic and development processes. MOYA’s core functions involve Empowerment.3 Vision Statement “A responsible and empowered youth. 2. 2005 to represent and address youth concerns in Kenya. Coordinate youth organizations in the country to ensure youth development through structured organizations. political. the Ministry’s core functions embrace: Formulating. and Facilitate training and preparation of the youth for Nation building. Develop a National Youth Policy (NYP) to ensure Kenyan youth participation in the development of the country. building a better Kenya” 2. they are not well represented in the national. coordinating.2 Mandate The Ministry’s mandate is to: Promote youth development by designing policies and programmes that build young people’s capacity to resist risk factors and enhance protective factors. Training and Mainstreaming of youth affairs.4 Mission Statement “To maximize the full potential of the youth through participatory engagements that serves their needs and aspirations in building a better Kenya. Co-ordination. 2. Specifically. 11 . collaborations and networking.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 CHAPTER 2 2. implementing.1 INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW Background The Ministry of State for Youth Affairs was established on 7th December. This was found necessary against the backdrop that despite the numerical strength of young people. reviewing and monitoring youth development policies.5 Core functions Core functions are a set of activities that are central to the existence of the Ministry. As such. Facilitate establishment of a National Youth Council (NYC) to popularize the youth agenda.” 2. the Ministry was to coordinate and mainstream youth issues in the National Development agenda. Rehabilitate and expand youth polytechnics and the National Youth Service (NYS).

systems and processes that facilitate achievement of youth parity. Our commitment to service excellence will be demonstrated by our continuous improvement through creativity and innovations. networking and collaboration when delivering services. Its staff shall give their best to nation building by exhibiting high standards of integrity. We strive to attain the highest standards in all that we do. Teamwork. (d) Inclusiveness – We strive to ensure effective youth participation and representation at all levels of decision making so that young people can gain sense of contributing something of value to the society. believe that they have choices about their future and feeling of being positive and comfortable with their own destiny. These are: Youth and Employment Youth Empowerment and Participation Youth Education and Training Youth and Information Communication Technology Youth and Health Youth Crime and Drugs Youth and Environment Youth Leisure. Recreation and Community Service 2. output. entrepreneurship and life skills training. We strive to serve Kenyan citizens in an honest. Developing youth resource centers. and Excellence – MOYA values effective teamwork.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. The Ministry will support and facilitate teamwork by recognizing both team and individual effort. and Facilitating leadership. (c) Professionalism. trustworthy and transparent manner. (b) Innovativeness and creativity– this is the basis of the future success of MOYA. 12 . fast and efficient services. Advocating and promoting youth led initiatives. feeling connected to others and to society.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Coordinating and monitoring youth led initiatives. (f) Honesty and accountability: We will integrate good governance at all levels. accepting change and serving citizens professionally. (e) Equity and equality: We strive to ensure equity and equality and advocate for structures.6 Policy Priorities Policy priorities are based on eight strategic themes that form the basis for the Strategic Plan. 2.7 Core values The core values guiding the conduct of MOYA business include: (a) Integrity and patriotism – MOYA will endeavor to guarantee citizens the best quality products. continuous learning.

young people are the most vulnerable segment of the population in relation to the disease. the influence of foreign cultures is rapidly destroying local cultural ties and affiliations. As a group. The frequency of contact. Young people represent a very high percentage of the populations in developing countries.0 3. and the population density in both rural and urban areas. They are affected by growing the poverty. and associated economic and social changes are challenging and continue to alter all aspects of the society. The challenge for MOYA therefore.1. 3. and imposing sets of values which are destructive and unattainable. especially HIV/AIDS. It is estimated that the youth make up 33% of Kenyans infected with HIV/AIDS 13 . In urban areas. is to support youth with programmes and policies that empower them to partake of the benefits offered by globalization and the spread of ICTs. For example Kenyan youth continue to experience the impact of globalization on local cultures and values. high levels of unemployment. a creative approach to issues and resilience to endure change. new technologies. armed conflicts. health and education services as well as deepening impoverishment and social inequality. unemployment. they need to have positive attitudes.2 Social Environment The new millennium presents a picture of hopelessness to millions of youth in many African countries including Kenya. human-rights violations and HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS has had a devastating impact on family units. further promotes the transmission of infections to which young people are vulnerable.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. In many Kenya. changing family patterns. while protecting them from negative consequences of a globalized economy. An increasing number of them suffer from poverty.1 SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS Environmental Analysis 3. drug abuse. and deteriorating environmental and health conditions.1. more than 50% of the population is under the age of 30.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 CHAPTER 3 3. As the youth try to adjust to these changes to harness opportunities presented. generational ties.1 Globalization Globalization.

Young people also form a very significant group that migrates to other countries in search for jobs. even for school and university graduates. However. have become a familiar sight in rural and urban areas. 14 . working in often hazardous conditions for low payment and with few prospects for the future. young people turn to self-employment in the informal sector. these initiatives appear too small in scale and resources to tackle the full scope of the youth unemployment problem. there are relatively few micro financing initiatives specifically targeted at youth. Generations of youth on the streets. 3.4 Political Environment Kenyan youth are the majority. there is need to increase financial commitments to youth employment initiatives. This fact has guided the creation of the Youth Enterprise Development Fund (YEDF). In the absence of opportunities in the formal labour market.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 3. With the opening of democratic space in the country. Most of these initiatives are implemented by NGOs or other lending institutions.1. In order to have a real impact on youth unemployment therefore. yet they are the most heavily affected by the absence of sustainable employment. it was expected that youth would be included in decision making at all levels. yet their numbers do not translate into tangible access to power. However.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. and demand for good governance. The lack of employment opportunities. While the number of youth in secondary and tertiary institutions has increased. Many NGOs have provided youth training programmes aimed at enhancing life skills. they remain politically marginalized as they are often excluded from top leadership positions and access to political power. The creation of MOYA is likely to nurture youths into leadership and include them in decision making at all levels.1. Although the Government has encouraged the concepts of entrepreneurship and selfemployment among the youth.3 Economic Environment Too many youth arrive at adulthood unprepared to contribute productively either as employees or productive citizens. thereby promoting brain drain. job training and entrepreneurial skills. and contributes to rising levels of youth delinquency. attempting to generate an income for their families or themselves. has placed many young people at risk. the labour market in Kenya is not able to accommodate this large group of skilled young graduates because there is minimal link between the education system and the labour market needs.

e-learning. it has a profound impact on political.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 3. 15 . The increasing use of ICT presents both opportunities and challenges in terms of the social development and inclusion of youth. economic and social life of young people. ICT has affected leisure time habits. e-commerce. “cyber-participation” and “e-citizenship”.2 STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS Stakeholders are individuals or organizations that may either be affected by strategic choices made or can affect the outcome of the proposed strategies. It can empower young people and improve their lives through access to education and employment. 3. and improvement of the environment by disseminating environmental information to enhance their involvement and participation in environmental justice and governance. As ICT has become a significant factor of development. Attempts should be made to strengthen youth engagement together with youth organizations in the protection. as larger portions of socializing among the youths will continue to take place through mobile phones and internet.5 Technological Environment Information and communication technology (ICT) is changing the lifestyles of youth in the global economy. Key stakeholders include: Leisure Associations Non-Governmental Organizations Ministry of Finance Development Partners Ministry Of Education Scouts And Girl Guides Ministry Of Health Medical Service Providers Directorate Of Personnel Management Public Service Commission Universities Religious Organizations Youth Serving Organizations.1. MOYA therefore faces major challenges that include introducing new information and communication technologies among the youth to promote social action and community development through electronic communications.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs.6 Natural Environment Increasing the participation of youth in environmental protection depends on strengthening opportunities for young people to participate in the decision making of government-supported organizations and NGOs. 3. prevention.1.

eating disorders. 16 . and inspire belief that will have a catalytic impact all over the country through youth-led development initiatives. reproductive health is one of the issues with the greatest impact on the youth. MOYA will be a catalyst for youth empowerment and participation. When empowered. let alone those of the youth. corruption. 75% remain unemployed. Medical personnel are also too few to sufficiently address the health needs of the population. Some related problems and side effects include teenage pregnancies and abortion. Mental health is increasingly becoming a common problem among the youth. psychosis and substance abuse are also becoming leading mental problems among the youth. There is need for MOYA to develop policies that will address unemployment problems and create an environment where the youth can exploit their potential through value adding initiatives.000 youth who graduate from various tertiary institutions ready to enter the job market every year. Furthermore.3 CHALLENGES FACING KENYAN YOUTHS 3. Young people need a youth branded platform from where they can speak powerfully.3 Health The uneven distribution of health facilities in the country continues to widen disparities in affordability and access to medical care. Overall. economic competition and reduced unemployment. Youth empowerment and participation is a dynamic cycle. it is anticipated that the outcome of Youth Empowerment and participation is strong contribution to National prosperity. tuberculosis and the more conservative sexually transmitted diseases.3.700 in the urban areas and it is estimated that only 12% of the health facilities are youth friendly. the exponential spread of HIV/AIDS and drug abuse have become issues of major concern. 3.3. Other common health problems are malaria and acute respiratory infections. Health has become a major issue among the youth. However.3. anxiety. Statistics indicate that only 42% of the population has access to medical facilities within four kilometers and 75% within eight kilometers. Youth Empowerment and Participation is the quintessential force for causing such transformation. Currently there is one doctor for every 33. take appropriate action. nepotism and demand for experience by potential employers.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 3.000 people in the rural areas and 1. Depression. Apart from the traditional health problems like malaria.2 Empowerment and Participation One of the greatest challenges in Youth Empowerment and participation is how to ensure that young people are passionate about causing transformation in Kenya. 3.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. due to the slow economic growth. young people can contribute greatly towards good governance and democracy with a passionate desire to be catalyst for National Development.1 Employment creation There are about 500.

Besides this. and cannabis sativa have remained the most popular abused substances.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. abuse of drugs is highly associated with the risks of contracting HIV/Aids and other sexually transmitted diseases especially among the youth. drug and substance abuse among the youth in Kenya.4 Education and training The 8-4-4 system of education was geared to imparting appropriate skills to enhance self-employment. there is a need for facilities that offer preventive and curative health services for the youth. Recently. Alcohol. Other diseases the youth grapple with include skin infections.5 Crime and Drugs The early mid 1980’s saw a rapid growth in crime. poverty and lack of facilities. Most of the youth either drop out of school or graduate without necessary skills for self-employment. due to the high costs. Moreover. be immediately absorbed into the job market. As such. There is a fast emerging trend of injecting drug use especially narcotic. therefore. as they do not want to be regarded as failures in life.3. society’s attitude towards the Jua kali sector discourages many youth from venturing into it. cigarettes. khat (miraa). However. 3. there are no studies done to confirm any relationship between the increased drug and substance abuse among the youth and the increasing rate of the crimes.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 which account for about one half of out patient cases. intestinal worms and diarrhea. Violent criminal attacks. Over 50% of all the convicted criminals are young people aged between 16 and 25 years. armed carjacking and home invasions are increasingly being associated with the youth these days. Information on health should be made available to the youth too. there have been high school dropout rates. mugging. 17 . sub-standard training institutions have come up to take advantage of shortage of training opportunities to exploit desperate youth. In most cases. The country’s training institutions are also either inadequate or lack the essential facilities and technology to prepare students for the challenging market demands.3. Many girls drop out of school due to pregnancy. there is no linkage between the training institutions and either the formal or informal (jua kali) sector. The youth trained in these institutions cannot. MOYA must therefore collaborate with other stakeholders to research and come up with policies that would assist youth in this country overcome the challenge. 3. including rape. Despite that above trends. Current health facilities are also not youth-friendly.

8 Information and Communication Technology Information and Communication Technology (ICT) may arguably be the most powerful tool for social and economic change. It also provides opportunity for appreciation. depletion of fish and other marine stock. bio-diversity conservation. the youth cannot be assured of quality life in the future. Using internet for example. dance.3. They can also share interests with peers and with the YEDF. drama crafts. and community service Leisure. novelty events service and cultural activities. The need to conserve the environment has become increasingly important and many youth organizations are engaged in activities to protect the environment such as tree planting. 3.6 Leisure. pollution of rivers and destruction of plants and animals. clean-up campaigns. recreation and community service are important for the psychological and physical development of the youth. can even advertise their products and get market information on any business of their choice. art. There is need for MOYA to take advantage of benefits associated with ICT to foster youth development. With the ensuing destruction of water catchments. recreation. it has not been possible to tap fully the talents of many youth. However.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 3.3. personal discipline. wildlife preservation campaigns and agro-forestry. youth cannot exploit their career. Due to these constraints. participation and creative experience in leisure. Due to lack of access to information and communication technology (ICT) especially in rural areas. It contributes to their personal development by promoting good health. youth can get access to both domestic and international education and job opportunities on line. Rapid and continuing growth and development in ICT is transforming the ways in which youth live and work. poor waste management and deforestation. through pollution.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. 18 . The sector suffers from inadequate funds and facilities while the talented youth lack motivation and are often exploited by organizations. business and education opportunities.3. music. 3. is a major challenge for Kenya. express their beliefs and values as well as promote and preserve local art and culture for the benefit of the future youth. This helps engaging the youth to make good use of their leisure time. current investment in leisure and recreation has not reflected its importance.7 Youth and Environment Degradation of the environment. leadership and team building skills.

The Ministry will adopt an affirmative action of 10 percent in its programmes in favour of youth with special needs.10 Access to Financial Resources Traditional financial institutions have avoided lending to youth due to their relative inability to comply with the high transaction costs. MOYA hopes that youth in the country will be able to work towards the realisation of their life goals that were hindered by the tough regulations that have in the past barred them from accessing credit facilities. Street youth.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. difficulty in assessing and managing their risk profile. 19 .9 Youth with Special Needs The categories of youths with special needs have been identified as the: Unemployed youth. and Youth in difficult circumstances. The Ministry of State for Youth Affairs in partnership with various private Financial Intermediaries is administering the Youth Enterprise Development Fund to the youth. This fund has been specifically tailored to enhance the youth to develop with focus on self employment via entrepreneurship initiatives. Youth can access these funds either as individuals or as groups and the collateral to secure the monies borrowed have been made affordable in the sense that they can be in form of group guarantee. Out of school youth. Female youth. Youth infected and affected by HIV/Aids.3.. relatives or and even community leaders. and lack of the required financial documentation as well as collateral.3. Physically. and Mentally challenged youth. 3. With these eased regulations.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 3. guarantee by parents.

budget allocation). (infrastructure. Exploiting ICT technology – website. In the past youth affairs have been handled by other Ministries. The Ministry is fresh-without baggage from the past.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. forums to promote youth agenda. Partner with private sector to promote internship program. Globalization of youth issues Support from the Cabinet Office. opportunities and threats. Limited resources. Opportunities Linkage with international and regional youth institutions. Impact of unemployment. General goodwill from the political class on youth development. Creation of a focal point to address youth issues. Tapping unutilized resources from development partners. Change of funding priorities by partners and donors can impact negatively on achievement of MOYA objectives. Inadequate training and development capacity within MOYA. Threats Without clear understanding of the role of MOYA. Political interference in youth programmes may influence achievement of MOYA objectives. Weaknesses Lack of institutional / legal policy framework on youth affairs. Utilize sector wide approaches (SWAPs) to advance youth programs. HIV/AIDS and drug abuse that mostly affect the youth. Goodwill from Government and Development Partners. 20 . Strengths The numerical strength of the Youth – They form a large percentage of the population. Lack of adequate data on existing youth organizations. some youth may reject its programs. Negative perceptions about the youth by the Government may limit its influence in the creation of an enabling environment for youth development. Lack of political goodwill may limit the output and impact of youth programmes. Negative impact of brain drain among the youth. Tapping the expertise of young Kenyans in Diaspora. and hence has chances of creating impact in youth development and leadership. weaknesses. Opportunity to develop legal framework for youth development. Engagement of services of young people in development. Limited publicity and information on MOYA. These ministries may not be willing to fully release this docket to MOYA. Inadequate funding of MOYA activities may limit impact and scope of youth programmes.4 SWOT ANALYSIS A SWOT analysis of MOYA identified the following strengths.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 3. Dynamism and creative energy of the Youth who are likely to support strategies for youth development. Existence of vibrant youth organizations which MOYA can work with. Cultural practices among different Kenyan tribes may influence youth programmes.

3. Youth Crime and Drugs. and ICT skills training. Recreation and Community service. governance. implementation and evaluation. MOYA will encourage creation of opportunities for youth to participate in homes. vocational training and career guidance service development. rapid increase in the number of youth graduating from secondary and tertiary education institutions. MOYA will facilitate efforts undertaken to foster intergenerational relationships and support the capacity of young people to participate meaningfully in programmes and activities that affect them.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 3. Youth Education and Training.5 STRATEGIC THEMES The SWOT analysis enabled the identification of strategic issues that must be initiated to guide MOYA towards its vision. and inability of both public and private sectors to accommodate this large group of skilled young graduates. Effective youth participation however. MOYA will collaborate with other stakeholders to implement these strategies with emphasis on increasing financial commitments to youth employment initiatives.5. Youth inclusion strengthens their commitment to leadership. Youth and Environment. requires changes in how societies perceive views of young people. and Leisure. micro credit schemes. The Government has attempted to address youth unemployment in several policy documents such as Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper which extensively elaborates on youth employment strategies through youth entrepreneurial training. understanding of human rights and democracy.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Youth Empowerment and participation. Youth and Health.5. youth leadership training. and in organizational structures that welcome new voices. innovative ways to spread information in training to facilitate intergenerational collaboration. During this Strategic Plan period. 3. 21 . schools and community developments. The strategic themes that will form the basis for concerted action in the next five years include:-Youth and Employment. Youth and Information Communication Technology.1 Youth and Employment Slow economic growth.2 Youth Empowerment and Participation MOYA recognizes the importance of youth participation in decision-making at all levels because this will lead to better policy formulation. In view of this. accounts for youth unemployment in the country.

To take advantage of the benefits created by ICT. promoting of exchange of information knowledge and human resources between the public and the private institutions as well as increasing bursary provision for needy students in Youth Polytechnics will be done.6 Youth. However. having a profound impact on political.4 Youth and Information Communication Technology ICT has become a significant factor of development. strategies that will be applied include developing a curriculum for use in youth polytechnics. places of worship. In addition. A crime survey conducted in Nairobi by UN Habitat and the City Council in 2002 found that youth 22 . meetings and poverty eradication strategies.5. Other strategies will be involving the youth in formulating and reviewing of the education and training policy as well as creating linkages between training institutions and the private sector through research internship opportunities and finance and encouraging the private sector to get involved in technical education and training. MOYA will liaise with other stakeholders to develop accessible. groups. Young people are using ICT to access knowledge. non-profit organizations.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 3. available and affordable primary health care services of high quality. entertainment. supporting and partnering efforts of communities. Crime and drugs As a result of unemployment and the shortage of opportunities for gainful employment. MOYA will facilitate intervention policies and programmes at the national and local levels that include life skills-based HIV/AIDS information and education that would empower young people to make choices and decisions about their health.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Provision and improvement of existing training facilities for the youth and mainstreaming youth with special needs in youth training as well as vocational training and imparting life skills are among other strategies. some young people are drawn to a life of crime. identifying. employment opportunities. especially in technical. economic and social life of youth.3 Youth Education And Training To enhance education and training for the youth. MOYA will create opportunities for youth participation through use of ICT for youth development. Similarly. 3.5. 3.5. 3. education and training.5. including sexual and reproductive health care.5 Youth and Health Progressive nations rely on healthy youth who can engage in nation building. youth who are the most productive people in the society have been greatly affected by various health problems especially HIV/AIDS.

In recognition of this fact. recreation. key issues relating to youth are not being adequately addressed. These activities positively engage youth and are particularly important in promoting social skills and values such as teamwork. strategies that will address the problem of environmental degradation will be commended. 3. physical skills and exploitation of natural talents. and community service are important activities in the life of youth as they contribute to their personal development. tolerance. all initiatives to address crime and drug use must take place within the overall strategy to reduce poverty.8 Youth. As such. programmes and projects. Over the 23 . However.6 Mainstreaming Youth Issues MOYA will facilitate mainstreaming of youth issues in all Ministries and sectors of the economy. Growing crime and drug abuse among the Kenyan youth contribute to high mortality and the risk of contracting HIV infection. Society’s reaction to youth crime also varies. and many offenders are released after being arrested much to the frustration of the police. MOYA will collaborate with other stakeholders to enforce preventive and treatment intervention policies such as minimum age drinking laws. 3. MOYA will facilitate and promote the formation of environmental clubs for the youth. promoting and empowering youth. Leisure.5. Young people (who are also victims of crime) recognize the pressures that drive their peers to a life of crime. MOYA will focus on leisure and recreation needs of the youth by collaborating with stakeholders to include youth activities in their planning processes. recreation.5. It is evident that Kenya has lagged behind in formulating and implementing youth development policy and programmes. strengthen the involvement of the youth in environmental conservation programmes and encourage the use of alternative sources of energy to protect forests from destruction. plans. 3. Although some young people undertake recreation activities for pure enjoyment.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 delinquency and crime is a major problem. the justice system is largely perceived as being slow and corrupt. On the other hand. This will provide a youth perspective at all stages of the development and implementation of policies. and hence Kenya risk not attaining the millennium development goals of mainstreaming. and community service Leisure. Adult victims are less sympathetic and call for harsh punishment for offenders. increase social inclusion across all sectors in society and allow the benefits of economic growth to be accessible to all. This also leads to repeat of offences.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. recreation and community service can be used to build networks that could lead to job opportunities.7 Youth and Environment The numerical strength of the young people offers a great resource for not only the care of the environment but also provides the potential to re-afforest Kenya.

Engendered development programmes and policies create a level field for both young men and women to participate in National Development.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 next 5 years therefore.8. 3. This will facilitate all youth to benefit equally and ensure that gender inequity is not perpetrated. and National Youth Service. youth and environment. Specifically. These are. This calls for targeted actions aimed at empowering both female youth and the male youth. MOYA will focus on mainstreaming formulation of policies that address youth development issues and concerns. 3. Department of Youth Development. 24 .8. MINISTERIAL ORGANIZATION The Ministry of Youth Affairs has three core departments.2 Department of Youth Training The youth training department was curved out from the industrial training unit in the Ministry of Labour and Human Resource Development to offer opportunities for the youth to gain relevant skills. implementation. youth and health.7 Gender Mainstreaming Gender parity is pertinent in ensuring a responsible and empowered youth. Department of Youth Training. and Equip youth with entrepreneurship skills 3.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. 3.8. Its mandate is to: Review and develop curriculum for Youth Polytechnics(YPs) Develop national policy for YPs Develop YPs infrastructure Facilitate equipping YPs Offer youth leadership training Empower youth with ICT skills. knowledge and attitudes for the labour market. 1964 through an act of parliament as a department charged with the function of “training of young citizens to serve the nation and the employment of its members in tasks of national importance and otherwise in the service of the nation”.1 Department of Youth Development The department of Youth Development was established with the mandate to develop interventions to address strategic issues in the areas of employment. empowerment. the NYS is responsible for. recreation and community service. Gender mainstreaming strategies are aimed at making young women’s and young men’s concerns and experience to be an integral dimension of design. and human resource development. This mandate is covered in Section 17 of NYS Act Cap 208 Laws of Kenya.3 National Youth Service The National Youth Service was established on 1st September. youth crime and drugs. monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes in MOYA. The department promotes youth development by designing various policies and programs that build the young people’s capacity to resist risk factors and enhance protective factors. leisure.

Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Providing training of Kenyan Youth for discipline and vocational skills development.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Service to the nation in tasks of national importance. and Rehabilitation and training of disadvantaged youth. Administration. Human resource development. Accounts and Audit. 25 . The units are Planning Unit. Information Communication and Technology. Public relations.8. Coordination. Reserve force of the Kenya Armed Forces – Section 17 NYS Act Cap 208. 3. Monitoring and Evaluation of Youth training programs for National development.4 General Administration and Planning Administration and planning services are provided through a number of semi autonomous units. Finance. Procurement.

Output Report on youth unemployment. Establish Youth Enterprise Development Fund. Partner with Public sector. Train and encourage youth to develop entrepreneurial skills for self employment. Career guidance and counseling procedures formulated. Output Resource centers established.1 Employment Objective 1 Develop resource centers to assist youth on employment issues.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 CHAPTER 4 4. Youth empowered and equipped to take up self employment.0 STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES 4. Activity Establish and revitalize youth resource centers and disseminate information about these centers. Create linkages between training institutions and the private and public sector to absorb youth into employment. Provide career guidance and counseling to the youth. private sector and other stakeholders and develop internship. Objective 2 Reduce the level of unemployment among the youth. attachment and placement programs for the youth.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. 26 . Valuable information on the job market provided. job search and job match. Youth acquire relevant work experience to be absorbed into the job market. Activity Carry out a baseline survey on unemployment levels including reports on skills and competencies of unemployed youth. Develop policy and guidelines and establish mechanism to strengthen international placements of youth. Provide information and documentation on the labor market.

Call donor round table meeting to discuss programmes for employment. More youth self-employed. Objective 3 Review existing youth employment programmes. Funds disbursed to qualified applicants. conduct training/marketing needs assessment for the youth. 27 . Create awareness on labor laws and worker rights among the youth. Hold workshop/seminars to disseminate the information on franchise to youth. Sensitize the youth. Number of business enterprises started by the youth increased. Activity Implement the operations of the Youth Enterprise Development Fund. Informed and empowered youth workers. Training needs of the youth articulated well in government policy. volunteerism and employment. Objective 4 Avail financial services to young entrepreneurs through the Youth Enterprise Development Fund. Activity Review and develop policies and guidelines on youth internships. Exploitation of youth by employers minimized. Establish and support youth volunteerism program.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. employers and stakeholders on the value of internships. Monitor and consolidate fund disbursement.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Unemployment reduced. Output Highly sensitized youth officers on the YEDF. Identify lessons learned from the Fund and discuss with stakeholders. Train youth in entrepreneurship skills. Informed youth on various enterprise options. More youth businesses started. Output Policy and guidelines on youth employment programmes developed. Develop guidelines for youth officers on loan repayment.

Lobby for the enactment of the National Youth Policy (NYP). Disseminate the Youth Policy to create awareness of the NYC among the youth.2 Empowerment and Participation Objectives 1 Coordinate and increase support to youth development initiatives. Objective 2 Facilitate opportunities for youth to participate in all processes of National Development. Support workshops for stakeholders on youth issues. Objective 3 Improved effective youth participation in all structures of decision making. Activity Design and carry out systematic and proactive training that enhances youth participation and empowerment. Activity Conduct base line survey to profile youth groups and disseminate results. Coordinate and monitor the implementation of the Youth Policy. Organize joint fairs for all youth groups. Mobilize youth to join the NYC. Integrative information system on youth issues. Increased support for activities of youth groups. Activity Create awareness on existing structures on decision making. Develop a database and integrate information system on youth groups. Output Equal and equitable opportunities for youth empowerment. Output Baseline report on Youth Groups. Society that appreciates the role and status of youth in development. Promote best practices among all Youth Support Organizations and youth groups. 28 .Ministry of State for Youth Affairs.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 4.

behaviour and communication. Organize leadership and life skills development training forums. Curriculum on leadership and life skills developed. Output Empowered youth. Enhanced leadership skills on attitudes. Organize Youth forums on civic participation and community service. Objective 5 Increase opportunities for civic participation and community service amongst the youth. Partner with Private sector. Activity Identify key stakeholders to structure a training curriculum program on leadership and life skills. Incorporate Life Skills training in training institutions. Civic awareness enhanced. Partner with stakeholders to upgrade facilities at NYS. Review of NYS to accommodate new Programs. Objective 4 Develop and strengthen leadership and life skills among the youth. Youth represented in NYC. Lobby for enactment of a National Policy on youth volunteerism.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Output Increased youth involvement in decision making. Output NYS programs reviewed and updated. Design youth training programs on leadership and life skills. NYS facilities upgraded. Youth equipped with life skills. media and key stakeholders to support programs and articles on life skills and leadership development. Activity Structure a program to create a platform for Youth involvement in community service.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Increased Youth volunteers. 29 . National Youth Policy enacted.

Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Objective 6 Strengthen objective oriented networking amongst the youth. Output Youth issues mainstreamed in all sectors of national development. Organize exchange programs that enhance networking. Activity Lobby for the enactment of the National Youth Policy (NYP). Disseminate information on the reviewed policy. media and key stakeholders to support programs and articles on networking among the youth. Objective 8 Implement and disseminate the Youth Policies. Activity Sensitize political community and administrative leaders on youth issues. Partner with Private sector. Staffing) established. Output Kenya National Association of Youth Resource Centers (KNAYRC) revived. 30 . Partner with stakeholders including media to involve the youth in dissemination. Activity Organize forums that enhance networking among the youths.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Train youths on networking skills. Kenya National Youth Council offices (Identify and equip offices. Conduct stakeholder workshops to Review existing policies to include mainstreaming of youth issues. Objective 7 To mainstream and sustain youth issues in all relevant policies and policy documents. Exchange visits organized. Youth forums organized.

Eminent professionals identified. Output Youth ambassadors recruited and trained. Objective 9 Mainstreaming Kenyan youth participation in Millennium Development Goals and the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY).Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Output National Youth Policy enacted. Training and recruitment of youth for Generation 2015 Campaign. Youth training and recruitment done. Design and develop award criteria. Objective 10 Establish and issue youth awards on thematic areas of concern. Disseminate information on award scheme. Identify eminent professionals from each thematic area. Organize stakeholders’ workshops for the awards. Activity Launch generation 2015 Kenyan youth and MDGs advocacy and awareness campaigns. 31 . Support and facilitate youth participation in the world programme of action for youth activities. Activity Identify key stakeholders in all thematic areas. Campaign materials and tool kits produced and profiled on Kenyan youths and MDGs. Output Stakeholders identified. Youth participation programmes initiated. Identify sponsors for awards. Development of campaign tool kits and resources on MDGs and the world programme of action. Select winners and award.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs.

Incorporate training on basic job skills and entrepreneurial skills in training.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Incorporate training on active citizenship and good governance in training institutions. Role models for youth achievers. Output Youth trained on areas relevant to the current job market.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Youth award stakeholders workshop held. Organize capacity building workshops. Sponsors identified. Youth selected for awards. Award criteria designed. and forums on how youth can be involved in national development. Youth have access to information on programs available. Design programs to bridge gaps identified by matching them to needs of current market. Create database of all training and learning institutions and the programs they offer. Information reaching youth. Activity Conduct a baseline survey to audit programs offered by training institutions. Enhanced capacity of independent youth. Objective 2 Enhance the capacity of young people to engage in meaningful activities. Activity Train youth on active citizenship and good governance and life skills.3 Education and Training Objective 1 Improve the quality of training programs. Output Increased opportunity for young people to access training on meaningful participation in development. 32 . 4.

Objective 4 Provide quality. Activity Build transitional structures between formal and non-formal education and training system to minimize drop out rate. Output Equal and equitable opportunities for youth to pursue their education provided. Provide opportunity for youth falling out of formal systems to register and sit national exams. Facilities in schools improved to accommodate more youth. Activity Expand the loan and bursary scheme to cover students in tertiary institutions. Structure education programs for youths in prison. Partner with stakeholders to foster community based interventions where youth fall out of school or cannot access education.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Objective 3 Improve transition within the education and training system and address needs of marginalized young people. Objective 5 Support and strengthen alternative learning systems.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Use alternative education facilities like the Kenya National Libraries as education centers. Advocate for establishment of more training institutions and maximize utility of existing facilities. Educational and training needs of youth in special circumstances addressed. affordable and accessible formal and non-formal education and training. 33 . Improve facilities and build capacity of existing schools and training institutions. Output Loan and bursary scheme implemented. Activity Develop a structure for alternative learning systems. Develop schemes of training youth drop-outs or late beginners. Establish vocational rehabilitation centers in every district.

Increased opportunity for disadvantaged youth to access education and training. technical institutions in collaboration with partners. knowledge and attitudes for the labor market. Youth Polytechnics and NYS to suit the current labour market.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Output Structures for alternative learning put in place. Use of up to date and relevant training materials and equipment enhanced. Build the capacity of trainers to teach entrepreneurship skills. Polytechnics. attitudes. Improved youth access to knowledge on reproductive health & life skills. 34 . Enhance the capacity of technical institution personnel by organizing upgrading training programmes for teaching staff. quality and interactive education system. and behavior change communication. Objective 6 Equip youth with relevant skills. Activity Identify gaps in the education and training system in order to strengthen curriculum coverage. Harmonize the training curricular within youth polytechnics. Objective 7 To review the education training policy and practices.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Incorporate training on leadership skills and life skills development including critical thinking. Output Uninterrupted. Activity Identify and support key stakeholders and partners for these programs. Review of the current training curricular within technical institutions. Strengthen reproductive health education and character modeling in training institutions. Support the purchase or rehabilitation of training equipments in NYS. Output Framework for partnership developed.

4 Information Communication Technology Objective 1 Improve access to information by youth and provide opportunities for them to advance their participation in Society. Train staff on youth friendly service delivery. Objective 2 Establish communication and information channels for youth.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Youth empowered with skills in information and communication. Activity Establish information office/help desk. Output Needs assessment survey report. Develop a program to train Ministry staff on Youth Development. 4. Output Improved access to information by the youth. 35 . Trainings conducted. Activity Carry out a needs assessment survey. Integration of ICT into programs in learning institutions. Partner with private sector and stakeholders to develop youth information centers in every district.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Objective 8 Enhance the capacity of MOYA. Activity Provide youth with easy access to relevant information to enable them make informed decisions.

Carry out capacity building for members of youth serving organizations. Output Enlightened and sensitized youth. Existence of a culture of easy flow of information among the youth. Polytechnics and other learning institutions. Support the establishment and utilization of youth friendly health services. Support the establishment of networks. 36 .Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. 4. chart room. to discuss youth issues.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Establish website on youth development and encourage youth to participate in interactive forums. Lobby and advocate for the enactment of relevant information policies for youth inclusion. Create information reliant networks among the youth. Support peer youth education programs in and out of training institutions. partnerships and consultative forums between the government and stakeholders on issues related to youth health. Activity Support research on youth health issues and disseminate findings. technical institutions. Support the creation of linkages through exchange programmes and mentorship on youth health. Establish youth research centers in every district like libraries with online facilities. Activity Develop Information Education and Communication tools and disseminate information to the youth. Support capacity building for family life education in schools and other learning institutions. Strengthened youth information base. Objective 3 Create a vibrant information culture among the youth. Output Information desks established.5 Health Objective 1 Improve access to comprehensive health information and services by the youth. Research centers established in every district. Functional website.

Conduct community based campaigns and support programmes to sensitize and destigmatise youth on HIV/AIDs. Provide access to ARVs for youth living with HIV/AIDS. Encourage socialization. Conduct community based campaigns to sensitize and de-stigmatize on mental health among youth. Output Reduced rate of HIV/AIDS and STDs among the youth. Objective 2 Contribute to the reduction of the rate of HIV/AIDS and STD infections among the youth. Activity Establish and enhance the utilization of youth friendly VCT centers in every location. Mainstreaming of youth health issues done. Train peer educators on Counseling Skills on HIV/AIDS to educate the youth. Improved participation of peer educators on guidance and counseling in schools. Establish/rehabilitate recreation centre for the youth. Improved youth friendly health services. peer counseling and guidance on matters of mental health.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Output Increased level of awareness on health issues among youth. Lobby for involvement of youth in HIV/AIDS Programs including care for affected and infected Youth. Facilitate establishment of sporting and other youth clubs. Activity Train peer educators on basic Counseling Skills on Mental Health. Objective 3 Improve mental and psychological health among the youth. Enhanced mental and physical health. Creation and strengthening of effective partnerships. Active participation by youth in HIV/AIDS programs. Reduction in stigmatization of youth with HIV/AIDS.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Increased utilization of VCTs by the Youth. Promote responsible sexual behaviour. Care and support services for HIV/AIDS and STDs infected and affected youth. 37 .

Sensitize clinics to be more youth friendly to stigmatized youth and on teenage pregnancies. Improve access to information on family health by the youth. Output Increased information and knowledge on health among the youth Improved youth participation in community health. Improve access to maternal health and counseling for youth already pregnant. Improved access to information on mental health. Output Improved socialization among youth. abortion and early marriages. Activity Educate the youth on family health and encourage responsible sexual behaviour.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Train peer counselors and educators on basic skills on handling issues of teenage pregnancies and abortion. Facilitate clinical treatment for mentally unstable youth. Incorporate the youth in sensitizing the community on public health issues.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Make adolescent health clinics more youth friendly and encourage youth to seek guidance. Activity Train the youth in basic health. Increased utilization of recreational and leisure facilities. Care and support services for infected and affected youth. Objective 5 Contribute to the reduction of teenage pregnancies. Incorporate the youth in community health campaigns. 38 . Objective 4 Improve youth participation in the provision of community health services. Sensitize the community on effects of early marriages.

Objective 6 To promote youth/parents/adults/guardian communication on youth health issues.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. drug and substance abuse among the youth. Activity Support capacity building programs on health issues for parents/guardians/ adults. 4. Objective 2 Promote and support youth campaigns aimed at reducing crime and drugs. Increased access to maternal health. Delay of early marriages.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Output Reduced rate of teenage pregnancies and abortion among the youth. drugs and substance abuse among the youth. drugs and substance abuse. Care and support for teenage parents. 39 .6 Crime and Drugs Objective 1 Promote research in crime. Output Data on crimes. Reduced stigmatization on teenage pregnancies and early marriages. Activity Conduct baseline surveys in crime. Output Enhanced communication between young people and parents/adults. Support community sensitization on youth health through Barazas. media and religious forums. Support youth-parent forums on youth issues to enhance intergenerational dialogue.

Centres established. Output Campaigns organised. Activities Providing relevant information on rights. security and safety of the youth. Establishing/identifying centres of advocacy. Capacity building for crime and drug youth officers. Support systems realised. safety and security to the youth. Empowerment programs initiated. 40 .Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Activity Initiate and establish programs and projects that reduce drug and substance abuse. Programs integrated.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Activity Networking with relevant agencies/stakeholders. Output Areas mapped. Initiate and support capacity building for parents/caregivers. Rehabilitation centres established. Liaise with relevant organisations that will promote support systems. Counselling of drugs and substance addicts. Objective 4 To promote justice. Build capacity of parents and care givers. Networks and linkages established. Objective 3 Promote and establish home and community based welfare programmes to address the needs of youth addicted to drugs. Output Guidance and counselling units established. Involve relevant agencies and stakeholders.

Increase innovation in environmental management. Output Increased awareness on environmental conservation amongst youth. Conduct training and workshops on the use of alternative sources of energy. Mobilize sensitize. Formation of 4K and Young Farmers Club and out of school youth environmental organization. Tree planting exercises as demonstrations. awareness campaigns on environmental issues.7 Environment Objective 1 To increase participation of the youth in the protection. To collaborate with NEMA and other stakeholders to promote youth participation. preservation /conservation and improvement of the environment. Improved quality of environment and reduce environmental degradation. Number of projects undertaken to mobilize youth in environmentally friendly farming practices. research and data collection Enhancing the role of youth in media advocacy for widespread dissemination of environmental issues and actions 41 . register youth organizations and network them for effective participation. Mass cleaning of towns and the environment with emphasis on the community awareness of cleanliness and participation in Environmental day.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 4. Promotion of Youth organizations in environmental action through advocacy. Activity To collaborate with the stakeholders in the integration of environmental education in training and education programmes. waste reduction and recycling. Objective 2 Increase awareness amongst the youth on environmental issues. Collaborate with the Ministry of Agriculture to engage the youth in environmentally friendly farming practices. Improved youth participation in environment management. forestry improvement. Activities Carry out.

Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Output Better informed youth on environmental issues and legislations.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs.8 Leisure. analyzed and disseminated to relevant stakeholders Youth mobilized and sensitized Youth leisure groups formed Talent search shows held Tournaments held Community sensitized and space for recreation set aside Leisure centers equipped Objective 2 To preserve and promote culture and art to enhance national heritage Activity Conduct a baseline survey Facilitate and organize workshops and forums for the youth to exchange ideas and views Collaborate with other stake holders to organize art and cultural festivals Liaise with media houses to produce youth programs Liaise with the Ministry of Information and other relevant Government ministries to enact and enforce appropriate laws and regulations concerning pornographic materials 42 . Recreation and Community Service Objective 1 To increase the participation of youth in recreation and leisure activities and community service Activity Conduct a baseline survey on youth participation in these activities Mobilize youth to form leisure groups and participate in community service Facilitate talent search shows Sensitize youth on value of leisure and proper use of leisure time Liaise with stake holders and other institutions in promotion of leisure Encourage the community to reserve space for recreation and leisure Equip leisure resource centers with materials and equipment Support the expansion of value based youth organizations Output Data collected. 4.

and community service Activity Organize activities which can be used as forums for sanitization on various thematic concerns Identify and contact role models and mentors Link youth with leadership skills with relevant institutions Liaise with media and organize programmes in conjunction with role models and mentors Organize workshops for exchange of ideas and views Facilitate forums for adults and youth to exchange ideas and views Output Activities held Role models and mentors identified Youth identified and linked with the relevant institutions Programs organized by media houses Workshops held Forums organized 43 .Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. facilitate youth group to register with the department of wildlife and cultural theatres and others to enjoy the benefits accruing Output Youth Cultural centers and performing art centers identified and improved Youth benefiting and participating in art and cultural activities and event Development partners identified Workshops held Programs initiated Youth accessing centers more easily Centers more affordable for the youth Objective 3 To promote positive character change among the youth through participation in leisure. art and culture.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Encourage.

000) 2008/9 2009/10 2010/11 2011/1 2 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 GENERAL ADMINISTRATION.000 1.000 1.1882 64 531 577 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 2.000 1. Table 5.5 150 1.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 CHAPTER 5 5. Funding for the Strategic Plan will be partly met through the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) budget. Preparation of specific technical education and training programs for the youth Launching. Introducing ICT programs in youth polytechnics Developing team building and leadership training programs to encourage the culture of innovation and creativity among the youth.000 500 250 500 300 500 500 750 2. infrastructure and policy support Upgrading and integrating technical programs to link with higher education programs as a national progression. However. full realization of the strategic objectives will largely depend on the goodwill of other development partners. Developing programs for guidance and counseling.4 1. Continuously reviewing and updating the curriculum to make it relevant.062 48 497 507 373 200 9 1.271 1.000 500 100 250 500 300 100 300 500 500 500 44 .335 1.1 Resource Requirement for the Implementation of MOYA’s Strategic Plan 2007/8 – 2011/12 by Departments Objective 2007/8 FINANCIAL YEAR Cost in Kshs. Facilitate provision of loans and bursaries to enhance access to YPs by vulnerable groups.306 1.1 Resource Requirements and Mobilization The resources that the Ministry will require to implement the Strategic Plan were also estimated.000 500 100 250 500 100 300 500 500 500 2.000 1. Emergency Response Services Construction of Roads and Maintenance Services Farming and Livestock Production YOUTH TRAINING DEPARTMNET Rehabilitation of Youth Polytechnics through Grants. Assessment and certification of training programs. million (000.000 500 250 750 500 200 300 500 500 500 2.000 1.1 provides the Ministry’s costing of its activities and programmes to be funded over the plan period.000 500 250 500 500 100 300 500 500 500 2.000 1000 1.000 1.000 500 300 1. given that the Ministry will be operating within tight a budgetary framework.132 62 506 550 405 10 1. Table 5.0 RESOURCE MOBILIZATION 5.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. 298 120 8. Monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of Quality Assurance and Standards systems.401 1.000 1. piloting and testing the reviewed curriculum.4 200 986 764 18 111 390 407 537 9. Monitoring and evaluation of the implementation if training programs and YPs to ensure compliance with set standards.097 65 501 528 386 8.000 1. PLANNING AND SUPPORT SERVICES Improving service delivery Purchase of new vehicles and motor cycles Establishment of new field offices Refurbishing of offices NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE NYS Administrative Services Equipping the youth with life skills through Technical & Vocational Training and Street youth rehabilitation. Developing operational manuals for instructors.

16. million (000. sports and trade exhibitions. Developing flexible delivery mechanisms (part. Equipping the youth with skills to enable them utilize the Youth Enterprise Development Fund. Initiating and supervising the development of Income Generating Activities.000 600 3.time.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Objective 2007/8 FINANCIAL YEAR Cost in Kshs. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT Development of resource centers to assist youth on employment issues Reduce the level of unemployment among the youth Operationalize of the Youth Enterprise Development Fund (YEDF) Review the existing youth employment programmes Coordinate and Increase Support to Youth development initiatives Facilitate opportunities for youth to participate in all processes of national development Mainstreaming Kenyan youth participation in Millennium Development Goals and the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY Establish and issue youth awards on thematic areas of concern. 15.000) 2008/9 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 14. Undertaking research in all Youth training issues.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. district and national level Implementation.5B 400 500 60 15 1. Provide opportunities to secondary school youths for informed career choices by conducting careers fair clinics countrywide To spread information about youth rights and threats Improved effective youth participation in all structures of decision making Develop and Strengthen leadership and life skills among the youth Increase opportunities for civic participation and community service amongst the youth Strengthen objective oriented networking in the youth Build the capacity of youth with special needs to resist risk factors and enhance protective factors To mainstream and sustain youth issues in all relevant policies and policy documents Integrate youth participation in development of strategies at location. 17 18 19. Providing incentives and other merit awards for staff and students in YPs to promote excellence in creativity and innovation through drama. Coordinating internship programs and community service through community capacity building and mobilization. Dissemination and operationalization of the National Youth Council Improve access to information by youth and provide opportunities for them to advance their participation in Society Establish communication and information channels for youth 250 200 250 200 250 200 250 200 250 200 500 500 500 500 500 500 40 200 300 20 150 250 20 100 200 20 100 200 20 100 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 2B 600 3B 400 500 60 15 1.000 600 4B 400 500 60 15 500 600 5B 400 500 60 15 500 600 6B 400 500 60 15 50 30 30 30 30 3 2 500 200 3 2 500 200 3 2 500 200 3 2 500 200 3 2 500 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 60 60 60 60 60 100 100 100 100 100 17 18 19 20 100 100 100 100 100 800 700 675 546 425 534 650 770 819 922 500 500 500 500 500 45 . evening and holiday programs) to accommodate diversity of learners and stakeholders.

022 It can be noted from the table that a total of Kshs 111.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. security and safety of the youth To increase participation of the youth in the protection. culture and community service To preserve and promote culture and art to enhance national heritage To promote positive character change among the youth through participation in leisure.000) 2008/9 200 2009/10 200 2010/11 200 2011/12 200 21 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 Create a vibrant information culture among the youth Contribute to reduce the rate of HIV/AIDS and STD infections among the youth Improve mental and psychological health among the youth Improve youth participation in provision of community health services Contribute to the reduction of rate of teenage pregnancies. abortion and early marriages To promote youth/parents/adults/guardian communication on youth health issues Promote research in crime. art and culture and community service To mainstream gender issues in youth in empowerment Establish scheme of service for youth officers TOTAL 200 200 200 200 200 200 100 100 100 100 100 20 25 35 50 60 20 25 35 50 60 100 13 100 7 100 3 100 2 100 1 13 13 13 13 13 10 3 10 3 10 3 13 3 13 3 200 100 200 100 200 100 200 100 200 100 100 100 100 100 100 150 150 150 150 150 200 60 .5 200 60 - 200 60 - 200 60 - 200 60 - 22.830 30.art.509 19. million (000.4 billion will be required to implement this Strategic Plan. 46 .Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Objective 2007/8 FINANCIAL YEAR Cost in Kshs. drug and substance abuse among the youth Promote and support youth campaign aimed at reducing crime and drugs Promote and establish home and community based welfare programmes to address the needs of youth addicted to drugs To promote justice. recreation .649 20. preservation /conservation and improvement of the environment Increase awareness amongst the youth on environmental issues To increase participation of youth in leisure.428 18.

Emergency Response Services Construction of Roads and Maintenance Services Farming and Livestock Production YOUTH TRAINING DEPARTMENT Rehabilitation of Youth Polytechnics through Grants.270 1. other sources of funding will be vital for the realization of the stated strategic objectives.625 11 303 118 919 58 2.840 1.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 5.756 12 318 124 1. 47 .131 61 506 550 1.752 1.400 1.341 10.669 1. Table 5.305 1.2 gives a summary of projected GoK funding from 2007 to 2012. Development of Training Manuals.334 1. Given this.470 1.589 6 303 164 155 314 172 164 329 180 172 346 189 180 1. This amount is grossly insufficient and actually less than half the amount required to implement the Strategic Plan.096 60 501 52 1.000) 2008/9 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 406 372 385 404 424 8.500 10 289 113 875 55 2.7 billion.513 6 294 156 150 1.626 9. evaluation. Planning and Support Services NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE NYS Administrative Services Equipping the youth with life skills through Technical & Vocational Training and Street youth rehabilitation.247 67 558 606 FINANCIAL YEAR Cost in Kshs.2: Projected GoK Funding 2007/8 -20011/12 PROGRAMS 2007/8 GENERAL ADMINISTRATION.187 64 531 577 1. careers fairs. million (000.583 11. infrastructure and policy support Youth Polytechnics curriculum piloting.061 48 497 507 1.084 10. conservation and improvement of environment ( Trees for jobs programme) Promotion of Health Issues (advocacy and education) among the Youth TOTAL RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS 781 48 1.114 The total amount that will be available from GoK is estimated at about 49.2 GoK Funding One source of funding for the Strategic Plan will be the Ministry’s MTEF budgetary allocation. PLANNING AND SUPPORT SERVICES General Administration. and youth awards Youth Entrepreneurship Training YOUTH DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT Implementation of the youth policy and operationalization of the National Youth Council Awareness creation on effects of drug and substance abuse amongst the youth Operationalization of the Youth Enterprise Development fund Structured foreign labour export scheme Creation of employment and economic opportunities for the youth through protection. Table 5.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs.000 9 275 125 833 53 2. and Instructor Training Establishment of resource centres to create a vibrant information culture among the youth. Youth empowerment through leadership training.500 9 262 118 802 50 2.

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Development Partners

Drawing from above, it is expected that development partners will be a major source of funding especially for development programmes. Some of the development partners have so far been working with the Ministry. These include; UNDP, JICA, UNICEF, UNFPA, DFID, UNEP. Besides, UN-HABITAT, KEFRI, UNESCO, World Bank, among others have expressed their willingness to work with Ministry. To attract and facilitate increased collaboration with the development partners, the Ministry of Youth Affairs undertakes to promote transparency and accountability in planning and implementation of projects and programs, and ensure that donor funds are put into good use. 5.4 The Private Sector

The private can be a major source of funding to some Ministry projects and programs. Already the Ministry is in a process of developing a strategy to promote collaboration with the private sector in the implementation of its projects and programs. Presently, the on going collaboration with the private financial institutions in the operationalization of YEDF is a success story. The Ministry will continue to work closely with the private sector to address other youth related issues. Besides, the private sector will be encouraged to develop and implement programs that are youth friendly.

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6.1 MONITORING AND EVALUATION Ministry Level

The implementation of this Strategic Plan will be closely monitored to ensure that the strategic objectives are being realized as planned. The monitoring process will help determine whether the implementation is on course and establish the need for any adjustment in light of the ever-changing socio-economic and political environment. Monitoring, follow-up and control systems will be emphasized at all levels. These will include progress reports, review meetings and reports, budgets and budgeting control systems and reports from special committees/ task forces among others. The Ministry will conduct surveys to determine the impact of various programmes. Data will be analysed and results disseminated to improve plan implementation. The plan will also be monitored through monthly and quarterly reports from the various implementing agencies both at headquarter and field level offices. The overall success of the plan will be assessed based on the planned activities. Quarterly review meetings will be held between the senior staff and the Permanent Secretary (PS). During these meetings, the PS will receive and review progress reports from the directors indicating overall progress made on key strategic objectives. The nature and scope of reporting will include: (a) Progress made against plan (b) Causes of deviation from plan (c) Areas of difficulties and alternative solutions to problems that may adversely affect implementation. Tracking of specific activities associated with the implementation of the plan will be on regular basis, at least quarterly, so that adjustments can be made where necessary. The Ministry will adopt results-based management and rapid results initiatives to achieve its objectives. Furthermore, a mid term-review will be conducted in the third year of the plan period to assess progress. The Ministry will also conduct action based research on various youth related issues. The research areas will be determined by the needs assessment exercises carried out on a regular basis in the various thematic areas. 6.2.1 Departmental level Strategy alone does not mean the achievement or implementation of the objectives. Monitoring and evaluation provides the back up necessary to ensure that objectives are achieved. During the formulation of strategies, implementation plan indicators and projections were provided. These however may change in the course of the implementation and thus a management control system will be necessary to ensure the plan stays on course.

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Ministry of State for Youth Affairs- Strategic Plan 2007-2012 In carrying out the management control function, the following measures will be considered. performance standards and targets performance measurement indicators performance evaluation, (midterm and annual), based on the Performance appraisal system (PAS) targets.

The strategic control mechanism will embrace an evaluation of action plans, assessment of performance appraisal targets and change management.

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Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Donor Community. NGOs. UN Agencies. Ministry of education. From July 2006 Continuous Finance. Create linkages between training institutions and the private and public sector to absorb youth into employment Partner with Public sector. Human Resources. Ministry of education. attachment and placement programs for the youth Develop policy and guidelines and establish mechanism to strengthen international placements of youth Outputs Resource centers established Valuable information on the job market Career guidelines procedures established Performance indicator Number of operational resource centers Number of youth visiting and benefiting from the resource centers Responsible MOYA. Time Frame From September 2006 Continuous Resources Finance. private sector. Technical Support Budget KSHS 5B Reduce the level of unemployment among the youth Report on youth unemployment Youth empowered and equipped to take up self employment Youth acquire relevant work experience to be absorbed into the job market Percentage and number of unemployed youth Percentage reduction in unemployment levels Database on qualifications and competencies of unemployed youth Number/ percentage of youth joining self employment Number of successful youth entrepreneurs Number of youth on internship programs/ attachment MOYA. NGOs. job search and job match Provide Career guidance and counseling to the youth Carry out a baseline survey on unemployment levels include report on skills and competencies of unemployed youth Train and encourage youth to develop entrepreneurial skills for self employment.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 APPENDIX 1 – IMPLEMENTATION MATRIX 1. NYC. NYS. Donor Community. private sector. 3B 51 . NYS.2 Objectives Development of resource centers to assist youth on employment issues Youth and Employment Activities Establish and revitalize youth resource centers in every constituency and disseminate information about these centers Provide information and documentation on the labor market. UN Agencies. Ministry of Labour. private sector and other stakeholders and develop internship. NYC. Materials/ supplies. Ministry of Labour. Human Resources.

FKE. Youth Organizations. Line ministries. Materials/ supplies. volunteerism and employment Establish and support youth volunteerism program Sensitize the youth . Human Resources. FIs. Private Sector. Local authorities Feb 2007 to 2012 Finance.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Review the existing youth employment programmes Review and develop policies and guidelines on youth internships. Human Resources. Donor Agencies By November 2007 Finance.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Technical Support 2B Avail financial services to youth entrepreneurs through the Youth Enterprise Development Fund (YEDF) Highly sensitized youth officers on the YEDF Informed youths on various enterprise options Training needs of the youth articulated well in government policy Funds disbursed to qualified applicants Number of youth accessing the fund Number youth enterprises created Number and types of commercial infrastructures developed No. Technical Support 5B 52 . Ministry of foreign affairs. employers and stakeholders on the value of internships Create awareness on labor laws and worker rights among the youth Calling donor round table meeting to discuss programmes for employment Implement the operations of the Youth Enterprise Monitor and consolidate fund disbursement Identify lessons learned from the fund and discuss with stakeholders Development Fund Develop guidelines for youth officers on loan repayment Train youth in entrepreneurship skills Hold workshop/seminars to disseminate the information on franchise to youth. ILO. of youth employed through foreign job search networks MOYA. COTU. conduct training/marketing needs assessment for the youth Policy and guidelines on youth employment programmes Informed and empowered youth workers Minimize exploitation of youth by employers Existence of policy and guidelines on youth employment MOYA. Ministry of Labor. Ministry of labour. Youth Organizations. Development partners. Materials/ supplies.

Mobilize youth to join the NYC Coordinate and monitor the implementation of the Youth Policy Output Report on Youth Groups Integrative information system on youth issues Increased Support for activities of youth groups Performance Indicator Number of Youth benefiting of existing youth groups Up to date database to track youth affairs Number of Youth groups participating in fair Number of youth forums held Number of youth attending forums Responsible MOYA. Youth Groups.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. CBOs. YSOs Time Frame Starting July 2006 Continuous Resource Human Resource. UN Agencies. Materials/ supplies 300M Improved effective youth participation in all structures of decision making Increased Youth involved in decision making National Youth council enacted Youth represented in NYC Number of youth representatives in existing structures. Materials/ supplies. Youth groups. Interministerial Committee. Human Resources. Technical Support 2. Functional National Youth Council Number of youth in NYC Youth Policy effectively implemented Number of youth reached Ministry of Youth Affairs. Private sector. FBOs. CBOs. Finances Budget KSHS 2B Coordinate and Increase Support to Youth development initiatives Facilitate opportunities for youth to participate in all processes of national development Equal and equitable opportunities for youth empowerment Society that appreciates the role and status of youth in development Ministry of Youth Affairs. Human Resources. PSRP.2 Objectives Youth Empowerment and Participation Activity Conduct base line survey to profile youth groups and disseminate results Develop a database and Integrate information system on youth groups Promote best practices among all YSOs and youth groups Organize joint fairs for all youth groups Design and carry out systematic and proactive training that enhance youth participation and empowerment Establish youth desks in all ministries Support workshops for stakeholders on youth issues Create awareness on existing structures on decision making Lobby for the enactment of the National Youth Council Disseminate the Youth Policy to Create awareness of the NYC among the youth. Barazas.5B 53 . Learning Institutions.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 1. December 2006 continuous Finance. National Youth Council. National Youth Council July –Dec 2006 Finance.

Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. CBOs. FBOs. Youth groups. Private Sector. Human Resources. Youth service organizations. Youth Groups. Learning Institutions. VSO July 2006 continuous Finance. Revived Kenya National Association of Youth Number of offices established Ministry of Youth Affairs. NYS. Private Sector UNAgencies. CBOs.UNDP Beginning July 2006 Finance. PSRP. FBOs. Media. media and Key stakeholders to support programs and articles on life skills and leadership development structure a program to create a platform for Youth involvement in community service Lobby for enactment of a national policy on youth volunteer Organize Youth forums on civic participation to Review of NYS to accommodate new Programs Partner with stakeholders to upgrade facilities at NYC and training of staff Revival of Kenya National Association of Youth Recourse Centres Establish the Kenya National Youth Council offices Empowered youth Curriculum on leadership and life skills developed Enhanced leadership skills on attitudes. Behaviour and communication Youth equipped with life skills Implementation of the training curricular Number of institutions supporting the program Number of media and articles on Growing leaders and developing life skills Number of Youth reached Ministry of Youth Affairs. Materials/ supplies. Materials/ supplies. NYS. UN-Habitat July 2006 continuous 1B 54 . Technical Support 1B Increase opportunities for civic participation and community service amongst the youth NYS programs reviewed and updated Facilities upgraded Increased Youth Volunteers Civic awareness created Structure on youth involvement in community service in place Number of youth involved in Community Service Number of NYS programs upgraded Number of new programs developed. UNICEF. Youth service organizations.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Develop and Strengthen leadership and life skills among the youth Identify key stakeholders to structure a training curriculum program on leadership and life skills Design youth training programs on leadership and life skills Organize leadership and life skills development training forums Incorporate training on life skills in schools and learning institutions Partner with Private sector. Technical Support 1B Strengthen objective oriented networking in the youth Revived Kenya National Association of Youth Established the Kenya National Youth Council offices Ministry of Youth Affairs. Human Resources.

Number of youth accessing and undergoing rehabilitation MOYA. Initiate and support rehabilitation of youth with special needs Increased awareness among youth with special needs Data base for youth with special needs Increased awareness on environmental issues among youth with special needs Increased participation of youth with special in environment conservation Training sessions held Youth trained on entrepreneurship Youth with special needs accessing rehabilitation services and assistive devises Number of sensitization forums held Number of environmental activities carried Number of leisure and recreational activities Number of youth accessing health services Number of programs adopted Number of youth with special needs trained. Technical Support 300M 55 . Materials/ supplies. Human Resources.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Build the capacity of youth with special needs to resist risk factors and enhance protective factors Hold sensitization forums Profile youth with special needs Organize environmental activities Organize leisure and recreational activities Organize health camps and HIV/Aids awareness campaigns Develop and disseminate information Setting up resource centres. NGO Youth groups By December 2008 Finance. CBO. FBO.

all Line Ministries. and other stakeholders Time Frame December 2008 Resources Human Resources. Finance Technical Support Budget KSHS 500M Integrate youth participation in development of strategies at location. M0YA.7M 56 . Finance Technical Support 11M Implementation and Dissemination of the Youth Policy Lobby for the enactment of the National Youth Policy (NYP) Partner with stakeholders including media to involve the youth in dissemination Set up a monitoring and evaluation system Develop thematic indicators for mainstreaming NYP enacted MOYA Private Sector.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Local Authority Transfer Committees Output Youth Issues Mainstreamed in all sectors of national development Performance Indicator Number of leaders sensitized Number of Policies reviewed and enacted Responsibility MOYA. NYC By June 2007 Finance Human Resources. Public Service Reform Programme. Private Sector UN Agencies Faith Based Organizations.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Objective To mainstream and sustain youth issues in all relevant policies and policy documents Activity Sensitize political community and administrative leaders on youth issues Conduct stakeholder workshops to review existing policies to include mainstreaming of youth issues Disseminate information on the reviewed policies Adjust & harmonize specific policy procedure and practices to facilitate youth mainstreaming Set up a multi-sectoral youth coordinating structures in national and lower level including District Development Committees. December 2006 and continuous Human Resources. Materials/ supplies. Technical Support 1. district and national level Youth friendly policies practices and procedures Mainstreamed youth issues Functioning Youth desks to address youth issues Functioning Multisectoral Structure Resources available Functional Interministerial Committee Number of youth Policies adjusted Number of youth desks established Multi-sectoral Structure in Place Number of Funded Projects implemented Inter-Ministerial Committee in place NYP in Place Events organized Number and articles written and Broadcasts on youth issues Snapshot in time on Ministry performance.

Support and facilitate youth participation in the world programme of action for youth activities. Youth ambassadors trained and recruited Youth participation programmes initiated Youth training and recruitment done. PSRP. FBOs. Youth groups. UNICEF.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Mainstreaming Kenyan youth participation in Millennium Development Goals and the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) Launch generation 2015 Kenyan youth and MDGs advocacy and awareness campaigns. Youth service organizations. Media. CBOs. Training and recruitment of youth for generation 2015 campaign Development of campaign tool kits and resources on MDGs and the world programme of action. Private Sector.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Ministry of Youth Affairs. Learning Institutions. Materials/ supplies.UND By 2012 Finance Human Resources. Campaign materials and tool kits produced and profiled on Kenyan youths and MDGs Number of youth participating in action programmes initiated. Number of youths trained and recruitment for generation 2015 campaign. Technical Support 250M 57 .

Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Technical Support 1B 58 . Ministry of Education.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 1. MOYA. Materials/ supplies. Ministry of Education.3 Objective Youth Education and Training Activity Conduct a baseline survey to audit programs offer by training institutions Design program to bridge gaps identified by matching them to needs of current market Create database of all training and learning institutions and the programs they offer Incorporate training on basic job skills and entrepreneurial skills in training Train youth on active citizenship and good governance and life skills Incorporate training on active citizenship and good governance in schools and other learning institutions Organize capacity building workshops. July 2006 onwards Finance Human Resources. Technical Support Budget KSHS 2B Improve the quality Training Programs Enhance the capacity of young people to engage in meaningful activities Increased opportunity for young people to access training on meaningful participation in development Number of youth reached and benefiting from the program. and forums on how youth can be involved in national development Output Youth are trained on areas relevant to the current job market Youth have access to information on programs available Enhance the capacity of independent youth Performance Indicators Programs audit report and recommendation s implemented Database on training programs Responsible MOYA. Learning Institutions Time Frame July 2006 Resources Finance Human Resources. Materials/ supplies. CYP.

NGOs July 2006 onwards Finance Human Resources. FBOs. Technical Support 5B Provide quality . Materials/ supplies. Ministry of Education. private sector. FBOs. Address educational and training needs of youth in special circumstances Reduced drop out rate within the education system MOYA. Ministry of gender. Materials/ supplies. development partners. private sector.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Improve Transition within the education system and address needs of marginalized young people Build transitional structures between formal and non formal education system to minimize drop out rate Develop schemes of training youth drop-outs or late beginners Establish vocational rehabilitation centers in every district Establish and strengthen existing special schools in every district to cater for the needs of youth with special circumstances Expand the loan and bursary scheme to cover students in tertiary institutions Improve facilities and build capacity of existing schools and training institutions Advocate for establishment of more training institutions and maximize utility of existing facilities Provide equal and equitable opportunities for youth to pursue their education. affordable and accessible formal and non-formal education Improved access to education Improved standards of education Number of tertiary institutions accessing loans & bursary schemes Number/percenta ge of needy youth accessing bursaries and loans Number of new and rehabilitated institutions Distribution of training institutions countrywide MOYA. Ministry of Education. NGOs July 2006 onwards Finance Human Resources. Technical Support 5B 59 . leisure and culture & social services.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs.

Strategic Plan 2007-2012 Support and strengthen alternative learning systems Develop a structure for alternative learning systems e. structure education programs youth in prison Identify and support key stakeholders and partners for these programs Review of the current training curricular within technical institutions. Home study Provide opportunity for youth falling out of formal systems to register and sit national exams Partner with stakeholders to foster community based interventions where youth fall out of school or cannot access education Use alternative education facilities like the Kenya National Libraries can be used as education centers. Enhance the capacity of technical institution. Ministry of Education. Polytechnics. technical institutions in collaboration with partners.g. leisure and culture & social services. Ministry of Education. NGOs July 2006 onwards Finance. Human Resources. private sector. FBOs. FBOs. Polytechnics and NYS to suit the current labour market Build capacity on trainers on to teach on entrepreneurship skills Support the purchase or rehabilitation of training equipments in NYS. Ministry of gender. Materials/ supplies. Technical Support 10B 60 . Materials/ supplies.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. private sector. Structures for alternative learning Increased opportunity for disadvantaged youth to access education Policy on alternative learning structure in place and operational Number of youth benefiting from these alternative education systems MOYA. Ministry of gender. knowledge and attitudes for labor market Framework for partnership Use of up to date and relevant training materials and equipment Number of partners and stakeholders identified Up-to-date training curricular Availability of modern and serviceable training equipment MOYA. Technical Support 1B Equip youth with relevant skills. leisure and culture & social services. NGOs July 2006 onwards Finance Human Resources.

NGOs July 2007 Funds. quality and interactive education system Improve youth access to knowledge on reproductive health & life skills Number of Updated education and training policies and practices Number/ percentage of girls readmitted to school Number of institutions offering training on leadership and life skills Number of youth equipped Report recommendations implemented MOYA. FBOs. Harmonize the training curricular within youth polytechnics Carry out a Needs assessment survey Develop a program to train Ministry staff on Youth Development Train staff on youth friendly service delivery • • Uninterrupted. leisure and culture & social services. Ministry of Education. 1B 61 . human resources. Ministry of gender. Human Resources.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 To review the education training policy and practices Identify gaps in the education system in order to strengthen curricular coverage Enforce readmission of girls who fall out of school due to pregnancy Strengthen reproductive health education and character modeling in school Incorporate training on leadership skills and life skills development. Technical support 200M Enhance the capacity of Ministry staff Report on training needs Number of trainings conducted MOYA July 2007 Finance. private sector.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs.

Performance Indicator Number of functional youth information centers Responsible MOYA.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. chart room. Ministry of education. Rationalize and establish information office/help desk Establish website on youth development and encourage youth to participate in interactive forums. Civil Society. private sector and other stakeholders Continuous starting July 2006 Finance. Human Resources. Ministry of education. Technical Support 1B 62 . communication and technology policies enacted in favour of youth MOYA.4 Objective Improve access to information by youth and provide opportunities for them to advance their participation in Society Youth and Information Activity Provide youth with easy access with relevant information to enable them make informed decisions.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 1. private sector and other stakeholders Time-Frame July 2006 Continuous Resources Finance. Technical Support Budget KSHS 2B Establish communication and information channels for youth Development partners reached Effective information. Mobilize youth groups to interact with Information. polytechnics and other learning institutions Create information reliant networks among the youth Outputs Improved access to information by the youth Youth empowered with skills in information and communication. technical institutions. to discuss youth issues Develop information Education and communication tools and disseminate information to the youth. Partner with private sector and stakeholders to develop youth information centers in every district. NGOs. Human Resources. education and communication services to the youth Ministry Of Youth Affairs 1st June 2006 Continous Finance Skilled human resource 1B Create a vibrant information culture among the youth Enlighten and sensitized youth Existence of a culture of easy flow of information among the youth Strengthening of the youth information base Number of IEC tools created and implemented Number or percentage of youth reached Number of information . Materials/ supplies. Capacity building of youth service organizations. Materials/ supplies. Communication and technology.

Ministry of Health. Human Resources. Promote responsible sexual Behaviour conduct community based campaigns and support programmes to sensitize & destigmatise youth on HIV/AIDS Lobby for involvement of youth in HIV/AIDS Programs including care for affected and infected Youth Train peer educators on basic Counseling Skills on Mental Health Encourage socialization.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Youth Service Organizations. FBOs. Youth and Health Activities Establish and enhance the utilization of youth friendly VCTs centers in every location. Technical Support Budget 1B July 2006 and continues -Number of cases treated -Number of youth trained Improve mental and psychological health among the youth Improved Socialization among youth Improved access to information on mental health Increased utilization of recreational and leisure facilities Care & support services for infected & affected youth Number of peer educators trained Number of youth accessing counseling on mental health Number of community based campaigns held and Number of youth in attendance. Youth Service Organizations July 2006 & continuous July 2006 to 20011 Finance. Ministry of Gender Leisure And Social Services. NGOs. NGOs. Ministry of Health. CDF committees. Materials/ Supplies. Number of recreational centres for youth Number. Time Frame July 2006 to July 2008 July 2006 and continues Resources Finance. Technical Support 500M July 2006 to July 2011 63 . CBOs. CBOs. FBOs. Human Resources. Ministry of Gender Leisure And Social Services. Number & percentage of HIV/AIDS infected youth accessing ARVs Responsible Ministry of Youth Affairs. Facilitate establishment of sporting and other youth clubs Establish/rehabilitate recreation centre for the youth Make adolescent health clinics more youth friendly Output Reduced rate of HIV/AIDS & STDs among the youth Increased utilization of VCTs by the Youth Reduction in stigmatization of youth with HIV/AIDS Active participation by youth in HIV/AIDS programs Care & support services for HIV/AIDS & STDs infected and affected Youth Performance Indicators Percentage decrease in rate of HIV/AIDS among Youth Number & Percentage of Youth visiting VCT Centres. NACC. Provide HIV/AIDS infected youth. peer counseling and guidance on matters of mental health Conduct community based campaigns to sensitize & destigmatise on mental health among youth.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 1. CDF committee. Materials/ Supplies. of youth utilizing Ministry of Youth Affairs. access to ARVs. Train peer educators on Counseling Skills on HIV/AIDS to educate the youth.5 Objective Contribute to reduce the rate of HIV/AIDS and STD infections among the youth.

YSOs. Improve access to information on family health by the youth Train peer counselor and educators on basic skills on handling issues of teenage pregnancies and abortion Make clinics more youth friendly to destigmatise youth on teenage pregnancies Improve access to maternal health and counseling for youth already pregnant. July 2006 and Continuous Finance. CBOs. Percentage of mentally ill youth accessing treatment Increased information and knowledge on health among the youth Improved youth participation in community health Number of youth trained on community health service Number or community based health campaigns involving youth. YSOs July 2006 & continuous Finance. CBOs. FBOs. Ministry of July 2006 Finance. Technical Support 105M Improve youth participation in provision of community health services Train the youth in basic health Incorporate the youth in sensitizing the community on public health issues Incorporate the youth in community health campaigns Contribute to the reduction of rate of teenage pregnancies. FBOs. Ministry of Health. Sensitize the community on effects of early marriages Support capacity building programs on health issues for parents/guardians/ adults Reduced rate of teenage pregnancies and discourage abortion among the youth Care and support for teenage parents Delay early marriages Increased access to maternal health Reduce stigmatization on teenage pregnancies and early marriages Ministry of Youth Affairs. Materials. CDF committee. Number of youth attending adolescent clinics.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 and encourage youth to seek guidance. Human Resources. Human Resources.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Human Resources. Ministry of Youth Affairs. Facilitate clinical treatment for mentally unstable youth recreational centers. NGOs. Number of Youth accessing counseling and family health information Number of youth accessing maternal health clinics Percentage Reduction in early marriages. Materials and supplies Technical Support 100M Enhanced communication between young people and parents/adults. Ministry of Health. Number of youth actively involved in providing community health services Percentage reduction of rate of teenage pregnancies. 500M 64 . Number of programs initiated Number of youth Ministry of Youth Affairs. NGOs. abortion and early marriages To promote youth/parents/adult s/guardian Educate the youth on family health and encourage responsible sexual Behaviour. Ministry of Health. Family Health Organizations.

6 Objective Youth Crime and Drugs Activities Conducting baseline survey in crime. NGO. Education. NGO Time Frame July 2007 to Dec 2007 Resources Human resources Finance Technical experts Materials supplies Human resource Finance Technical Expert Materials supplies Budget 100 M Promote research in crime. benefiting. FBO. FBO. drugs and substance abuse Performance Indicators Data bank created on crime. CBO. NACADA. of campaign meetings held Submitted reports. Youth Groups.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Materials/ supplies 1. UNICEF. No. NGO April 2007 continuous 100M Promote and establish home and community based welfare programmes to Initiate and establish programs and projects that reduce drug and substance abuse. Youth Groups. Capacity builds parents and Guidance and counselling units established Rehabilitation centres established No. UNDCP. Media. Programs integrated Counselling of drugs. of youths supported No. Responsible MOYA. YSOs. NACADA. PTAs.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 communication on youth health issues Support youth-parent forums on youth issues to enhance intergenerational dialogue Support community sensitization on youth health through Barazas. of guidance counselling units established Rehabilitation centres supported MOYA. Rehabilitation Centre Jan 2008 to June 2012 Human resource Finance Technical Expert 50 M 65 . USAID. substance addicts MOYA. Initiate and support capacity building for parents/caregivers. Capacity building for crime and drug youth officers Campaigns organised Networks and linkages established. Youth Groups. CBO. Data bank established No of youth addicts counselled. drug and substance abuse among the youth Promote and support youth campaign aimed at reducing crime and drugs Networking with relevant agencies/stakeholders. CBOs. FBO. drugs and substance abuse among the youth Output Data on crimes. USAID. FBOs. drugs and substance abuse among the youth. CBO. media and religious forums.

of workshops seminars held No. Empowerment programs initiated No. of areas mapped No of support systems established No. Involving relevant agencies and stakeholders. CBO. FBO.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 address the needs of youth addicted to drugs care givers. NGO. of empowered programmes enhanced No. safety and security to the youth. Law Enforcers April 2007 continuous Human resources Finance Technical experts Materials suppliers 100 M 66 . Youth Groups. Establishing/identifying centres of advocacy Liaise with relevant organisations that will promote support systems Areas mapped Centres established Support systems realised Workshops/seminars held MOYA. security and safety of the youth Providing relevant information on rights. of workshops/semin ars held Materials supplies To promote justice.

technical support Human resources Budget 1B 67 . Output Increased awareness on environmental conservation amongst youth Increase innovation in environmental management. Mass cleaning of towns and the environment with emphasis on the community awareness of cleanliness and participation in Environmental day formation of 4K and Young Farmers Club and out of school youth environmental organization To collaborate with NEMA and other stakeholders to promote youth participation. Conduct training and workshops on the use of alternative sources of energy Tree planting exercises as demonstrations. Number of recycling points initiated by youth and youth garbage collectors Number of promotional activities to create awareness on waster management and Responsible MOYA. CBOs.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 1.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. NGOs. Improved youth participation in environment management Indicator Number of youth involved in environmental projects. Areas benefiting from environmental cleaning activities of youth Number of Schools actively promoting involved in young farmers clubs and number of youth participating Quantity of solid waste disposed. NEMA. Schools and learning Institutions. Improved quality of environment and reduce environmental degradation.7 Youth and Environment Objective To increase participation of the youth in the protection. District environmental committee. preservation /conservation and improvement of the environment Activity To collaborate with the stakeholders in the integration of environmental education in training and education programmes. other stakeholders. FBOs. Environmental organizations. UNEP. Barazas Time Frame July 2007 July 2006 to June 2007 Resources Finances Materials. Ministry of Education. forestry improvement. UN Habitat.

human resources and materials. Continuous starting July 2006 Finances. Disseminate the EMCA (1999) Mobilize sensitize.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 waste reduction and recycling recycling materials practices Increase awareness amongst the youth on environmental issues Carry out. Human resources Finance equipment 500M 68 . environmental committees. local authorities. civil societies. register youth organizations and network them for effective participation. NEMA.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. awareness campaigns on environmental issues. - Number of awareness campaigns carried out Number Of youth organizations and groups engaged in environmental management Number of youth organizations engaged in environmental action Number of print advocacy materials by youth in newspapers and other publications Number of media programs on environmental by youth Number of youth involved in media advocacy Ministry of youth affairs. youth organizations. research and data collection Enhancing the role of youth in media advocacy for widespread dissemination of environmental issues and actions Better informed youth on environmental issues and legislations. Promotion of Youth organizations in environmental action through advocacy. GoK. religious organizations.

Strategic Plan 2007-2012 1. Recreation and Community Service Activity Promoting research on leisure. CBOs. Human resources Finance equipments Budget KSHS 500M To preserve and promote culture and art to enhance national heritage Organizing and promoting various activities with themes on national cohesion. recreation .Ministry of State for Youth Affairs. Number of Youth groups formed which are concerned with leisure and recreation Number of new resource centers created.art. Local theatres and cultural clubs. NGOs. Output Data on leisure. Ministry of Gender. recreation and community service. Culture and Social Services. Ministry of Gender. Youth groups. Organizing intercommunity exchange programmes. Number of youth volunteers. recreational activities. Inter-communities exchange programs. Sensitized youth on value and proper use of leisure and recreation Equipped youth resource centers.8 OBJECTIVE To increase participation of youth in leisure. Leisure. Formation of Kenya youth volunteers association. human resources and materials. National museums. and recreational facilities posted on the MOYA website. Indicator Data base on sport. Youth groups. and recreational facilities available for use by the youth.2012 Finances. Donor agencies. Establishing and supporting community resource centers to serve as information centers. Private sector. Ministry of Education. Number of youth accessing and using the resource centers Responsible MOYA. 2007 . human resources and materials. Donor agencies. Human resources Finance equipments 600M 69 . Time Frame 2007 . NGOs. CBOs. MOYA. Private sector. Facilitating the formation of Kenya youth volunteers Programs on youth cultural activities. Leisure. National Parks and other relevant partners. Promoting appropriate use of leisure. Culture and Social Services. culture and community service Youth Leisure.2012 Resources Finances. Number of youth cultural activities held Number of exchange programs.

Number trained youths on leadership. Media houses 2007 . human resources and materials. Programs on positive character formation. National Parks and other relevant partners. Local theatres and cultural clubs. Facilitate forums for adults and youths to exchange ideas and views. Culture and Social Services. Youths trained on leadership skills Data on youth role models from various fields. Leisure. NGOs. Youth groups. CBOs. Ministry of Education. National museums. Ministry of Information. Number of new programs initiated. Number of youth role models in various fields. Private sector. Ministry of Gender. art and culture and community service Identifying and nurturing of leadership skills amongst the youth. Human resources Finance equipments 1B 70 . Donor agencies.2012 Finances. Identifying leisuremen and leisure women and youth from other spheres to be used as role models. MOYA. Forums for adults and youth initiated. To promote positive character change among the youth through participation in leisure.Strategic Plan 2007-2012 3. Liaise with other stakeholders to censor programs that promote negative character development.Ministry of State for Youth Affairs.

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